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. italy, spain, portugal, greece and ireland, hungry are in terrible shape. serious terrible shape. and because some folks don't pay attention to numbers, here's a chance for a statistic to help. students of mine, professors who came to the united states to study the universities where i taught. now professors at the university of acton, major universities increased. today their salaries as we speak are 40 percent less than what they were in may of 2010. try to imagine yourself in a job that you've kept in which the money you get every week is 40% less. police, fire, school teachers, social workers, you name it. .. governments in france and germany have been very frightened since they too are facing an economic crisis and they too are trying to solve it by making demands of their people to pay for something we come in to. they have chosen to use a very dangerous strategy particularly warm germany and the strategy goes like this. we the government are your friends, you the german working-class, because we are not going to allow you to be made to pay for those lazy southern european
warrant to obtain the data and probably having lived in italy for nondisclosure of the investigation until such time as it was complete. so based on the tools available to them for the investigation, it really wouldn't matter pre-or post-amendment. they would've proceeded along the same lines regardless. >> host: we have one more question from brendan sasso. >> host: at the market the other day, chairman leahy said he's glad the past these changes and he looks forward to getting this passed into law and the next congress. there's not a chance of it happening this year. i'm wondering what needs to happen politically, what are the obstacles to passing it and i guess that would be next congress. >> guest: first it is important to remember how strong the coalition behind this legislation is. you've got the american civil liberties union, americans for tax reform, electronic frontierg foundation. you've got people across the political spec drum and 95 companies that might otherwise be suing each other sometimes. there's apple, microsoft, at&t,g intel, adobe, a lot of the largu companies in this
, distinguished service cross, bronze star, purple hea heart, left an arm in italy. a. as he said to me that last meeting we had together, "anything other than the arm?" i got shot in the arm and in the leg a couple times sm. we will all miss him, and that's a gross understatement. i wish i were capable of saying more, but i -- that's all i can say is that i've talked to his wife irene. she's there with his son, and i've known for a few hours that this wasn't working out well with senator inouye. but he is certainly one of the giants of the senate. remember what he said. he told his son when asked why he fought the way he did after having been declared an enemy alien, he said, he did it for the children. that's senator inouye. his commitment to our nation will never be surpassed. his service in the senate will be with the greats of this body. now, i could ask my friend if he wishes to speak on this issue. it would be my hope that the two votes that are scheduled, that we could do both of these judges by voice vote. i don't think it's appropriate to have a recorded vote at this time. so i'd ask un
about a row cool concept of video itself is an incredible. for all those places in italy take a real camera. that's why you can this anywhere. st: deal have a video camera you can take with you during these situations and maybe you won a tour europe and go off in one of those from places but they allow. i is really fun i had the kids during halloween completely surprise them and hear the kids at halloween their super cute. it was a conversation starter and i told the guys i was filming them in their costumes. you could also take still pictures as well and here's one of my favorites we can go ahead marlo and those are one of those moments 21 have a little bit of fun just think about it for your doctor's office to combine it for your elderly mom or dad. my folks are constantly atc13 doctor's office these days as she was overwhelmed by the amount of information she was receiving from the family doctor. this is a perfect gift idea gift and for teenagers to mention students my cousin is only 19 years old and he's a boy so i do not really know what they're into and so when i did was caugh
's highest military medal for action in italy. as a member of the senate, senator inouye continued his fierce defense of his state in his partnership with alaska. my preye predecessor, ted steve, knew senator inouye as his brother. they worked together and produced much good for both our states. that will last for generations. when i was elected to this office, senator inouye was one of the first members to reach out to me to ask how he could help. the unique thing about senator inouye was always his quiet approach to all the issues. he provided me quiet advice and helped me learn how this place works. many times i'd be down here at the podium and in the well here waiting for the vote to be tallied or members to vote, and snon senator inouye was come in, stand at the edge there and look up and just say, how's it going, alaska? and we would have a brief conversation and usually his words were land incredible insight -- it may not even be relevant to the topic that we were voting on, but he'd say something to me about something he knew i was working on. and he would just share a few words. i kn
for broke regiment. he saw combat in italy and southern france and was badly wounded during an engagement for which he was awarded the distinguished service cross. which was later upgraded to the medal of honor. our highest award for military valor. with financial assistance from the g.i. bill, inouye graduated from university of hawaii and the george washington university law school. when hawaii became a state on august 21, 1959, annual in a way at one election to the united states house of representatives as a new states congressman. later elected to the united states senate in 1962, he is currently serving his eighth term in the united states and. >> in our earlier and abuse in this series, other people we have spoken to have talked about the first time they were sworn in as a member of congress. in 1959, he became the first member from hawaii. what was that like when you were first on the floor of the house of representatives? >> well, i spent some time in washington before this, as you know. i went to law school, but i've never been on the floor of the chamber. and so it was an aweso
,000 served in that combat team during the brutal combat in italy. 9,500 received purple hearts. twenty-one medal of honor is including senator inouye, met lamar. and it was a remarkable time, remarkable commitment that he demonstrated to the country that he loved. we will talk about his record and i made to that later myself but i just want to say what i think about daniel inouye at his core, he shared with a save few weeks ago at the prayer breakfast, we don't quote what people say at that meeting, but he talked about his feelings about war, his participation in it. one of the most moving presentations i think any of us had seen. it was so well received by the people there. the truth is senator scott keeter -- senator inouye did not like war. he hated war. he knew the destructive power of war and how people suffered as a result of it. he voted against a number of resolutions that would have committed the united states to military action. but at the same time, there was no doubt, based on his ranking and chairmanship of the subcommittee and defense and appropriations over period of yea
administration did not take the attitude, we don't care if communism comes to power in france, italy, or japan, as long as there's fair elections, that's all we care about. that was not their attitude. in fact, they were willing to pour covert american funds into political campaigns which, on some level could be seen as prejudice to the free and fair elections, which i think they under correctly to be in the long term interest to preserve democracy and freedom in those countries. we have to rethink the checks we put on our behavior today where we are terrified of having the cia, for example, be involved in covert funding of modern elements in the muslim world, in part, baa we are rightly concerned that cia involvement is impossible to keep secret in today's world of wikileaks, but i, you know, unfortunately, our enemies show no self-imposed limits on them, and out there practice active dollar diplomacy on interests not congruent to our own, and we are standing on the sidelines. it's a lesson that -- this is just one example of many oh i think we are failing to wage political warfare. i only ha
.and let us travel italy for a book will ring and i do think that we have this straight now because the color confucian happened. the coffee is the dark brown and i want to show you side-by-side the difference. looks like chocolate diamonds there and then here is the cocoa and this is your champagne. really have side 6 in the cocoa. that is all we have then been you have the coffee here is sure beautiful blue, that is pretty and how about the red ? i will tell you look right off the red is the most rare, a coveted of the colored diamond so if you are fancy diamonds, if you weren't looking for the rest of you want to go for their bread. all look them, they are just beautiful and sparkly and lustrous and they are justgoing to catch light and is a what is interesting is that is not to the victorian era because they did not set of both of all of that good stuff and lots about gold jewelry and at this same time, it is and in contemporary. it is a ring that you will wear day in day out and notice the wi dthand that ring. we do have sizes 5- 10 on all above except for the cocoa. only a c
it was just given to the library five years ago. we're still gathering the materials. it to italy be published 2011 with the death. so why do duet? it is full of ambition not self doubt to the self knowledge how he was said different politician and his grandfather who would stand upon the table singing sweet adeline whether he was asked to or not and john f. kennedy was a different type of politician. >> host: the only other element is the zest for being at the center of national life for the intrinsic merit apart i think oliver wendell holmes said at one point* another i heard come out of the amount of kennedy with the actions had passion at the peril of being judged not to have lived. he has assessed that is palpable. now he has won the election when of the first crisis is desegregation of the university of alabama. this is from the 50 years ago to the day old mrs. march gain there 50th anniversary. if you have never been to the civil-rights museum they have these recordings but this is the president talking with of principal face of segregation at the time the safety of james meredith safet
's most effective female ambassador goodwill after accompanying pat and dick on a tour in italy and watching as she quote turned heads by the thousands and potentates by the dozen. without talking politics pat managed to win over not only the ragged women in a morobe and salt market but also sultan mohammed who granted her an unprecedented formal audience. her goal she told them was to convince people we enjoy being here and are generally interested in them. as it was not the only one to see the importance and her role. by the time the soviet trip, the last of their vice presidential ones, pat ambassador of goodwill had one of her -- and nric times calling her a diplomat in high heels. the report described her as self-possessed, self-made, orderly and precise. the capitol press club, an organization of african-american news correspondents, presented her with an international relations aboard in 1957, recognizing quote or goodwill at tiffany's among people of eight african countries end quote h.s. or as america's outstanding asset -- investor goodwill. deputy attorney general wil
of the advisory board the former president of italy wrote paul volcker a letter that still sits in a coma frame on his desk that says we trust you. and i show how he earned the trust and to follow-up with the lessons he learned about trust and his father senior 1930 through 1950 had a quotation from george washington hanging in a frame behind his desk in a letter he wrote to his officers at the time it said do not suffer your good nature to say yes and you ought to say no. remember it is not a private cause to be injured urban if it did buy your car is" he has said no ever since. paul volcker is known today by the volcker rule but he earned trust synonymous with his name by standing up to political trip pressure with inflation that almost destroyed the american financial system. he blames his mother like the rest of us i say he has to stand in line. he was upset because she refused to give him an increase in his allowance at the end of world war ii he was looking at the inflation and of world war ii but the real reason he is obsessed because it is with the honor of government service. he believ
on this mountaintop with goliath, the partisans in italy had captured miscellanea more sure what to do with him in 43 and scores gainey in the middle of the night, and these craters within a flat place on top of the mountain we could comment silently and then they kill the partisans can put back into power. he standing on the other end of the room and somehow the contrast straight out of freud. i wasn't going to go down where he was because i would've been there five minutes and it probably would punched him. so i thought especially since i was aghast at the sky sky from the spanish government had down to a vet who's been in their train came and just barely standing up. i mean, she was an alcoholic come in basically drink to death and she was standing there. i said ms. gartner, just wanted to tell you how much i've enjoyed your movies over the years and she said, young man, you speak english beautifully for a spaniard. i said that's because i'm at a spaniard, but by that time she had drifted away. i don't think she even heard my answer. she was really gone. so that's typical of that chapter. just one
war was the first to see the future. the fascist rose to power in italy, then germany, then a samara totalitarian culture in japan where a fascination await anyone who questioned the destiny of japan to all of asia, the remaining democracies in europe lacked the will to stop even the weakest of aggressors. when mussolini successfully crushed ethiopia, and none of the league of nations states oppose them, that's higher -- it was already dead. this of course was long before hitler invaded poland. a world war ii let me only but they say that what saved the world in our view was that the progressive liberal, new deal government of franklin d. roosevelt, most likely out of sheer desperation unleashed a productive power of free market capitalism to bury the acid towers in a tsunami of tanks, planes, and ships. anyone who's read my my books knows the statistics of pink slime just not far from where i teach, a tank was built from scratch in four and a half hours. henry kaiser's shipyard churned out a liberty ship in a record four and a half days. that's faster than most of my students can wr
into the southern belly of the nazi empire, italy and the balkans, regaining greece which is a tremendous story. everyone talks about eastern europe. as an outsider i see what about the british when they went back into greece in 1944 and started bombing the streets of athens and killing the people, the communist resistors that fought against the nazis. the british were ruthless. that is another point. people say look at what stalin did in poland. he broke the altar. i don't believe they did. i will tell you more about that. look what the british did. but we did increase in the cold war period, the early cold war period we and the truman doctrine of 47 to 49, we had american advisers and early vietnam there were already over increase read the the british coal is truly to get back the mediterranean, along the region's coming get iran back in the conflict in iran in 1945. beyond that, it's crucial. we showed that in the beautiful maps. he gets to the far east and it is the richest resources around known to britain, not us. so then it isn't -- you can't dhaka the u.s. soviet relations without talki
empire in italy in the balkans, regaining greece which is a tremendous story. ever in talks about history of europe and as an outsider i'm saying what about the british when they went back in 1944 and started divebombing the streets of athens and killing the people, communists are sisters who thought -- fought valiantly against the nazis. the british were ruthless and that is never pointed out by the people who say look a what stalin did in poland and he broke the altered. they don't believe he broke the altar. look what the british did. no one points to that and what we did increase in the cold war or period, the early cold war period in the truman doctrine of 47 to 49. we had american advisers in early vietnam were over in this. the british goal is truly suez, get back the meta-training, get the oil regions and get i ran back, this conflict in iran in 1945. beyond that, it was india crucial to the empire and we show that in the beautiful maps and beyond that he gets to the far east. is the richest resources in the world that belonged to britain, not us. that becomes -- that's not a su
with the famous 442nd regimental combat team in world war ii and was grievously wounded in battle in italy. now, mr. president, the citation, the words for his medal of honor are as follows -- every medal of honor recipient, they write a paragraph or two about why he was given this award -- "on april 21, 1945, inouye was grievously wounded while leading an assault on a heavily defended ridge near san turazo in tuscany, italy. the ridge served as a strong point along the strip of german fortifications known as a gothic line which represent the last and most dogged line of german defense in all of italy. as he led his platoon in a flanking maneuver, three german machine guns opened fire from covered positions just 40 yards away, pinning his men to the ground. inouye stood up to the attack and was shot in the stomach. ignoring his wound, he proceeded to attack and destroy the first machine gun nest with hand grenades and fire from his thompson sub machine gun. after being informed of the severity of his wound by his platoon sergeant, he refused treatment and rallied his men for an attack on the se
laws are in progress in italy as well. in switzerland after a campaign designed to appeal to fears of a muslim takeover, a popular referendum voted by 57% to ban the construction of minarets associated with mosques, despite the fact that very few mosques in switzerland actually have minarets, there are only four minarets and the whole country on of 150 mosques and in consequence the architectural issue is clearly symbolic. in july of 2011, terror struck northern europe. murdered approximately 76 people in twin attacks bombing barbara and -- government buildings and shooting young representatives of the labor party who had gathered on the island for a youth camp. he confessed to the crimes but claims that he is not at fault, at least on the day of the attacks, 1500 page manifesto in which he outlined a series -- a theory supporting his actions based on the idea that europe must fight against the surge of islam, he evidently has ties with a variety of anti islamic movements. i go into that in the book. in the u.s. the legal side is somewhat better owing to our long constitutional her
ddt on a million civilians in italy and halted a typhus outbreak threatened the city. well, through the 1940s and 1850s and early 1960s, ddt kind of goes everywhere. and as it does, other insect sites chemically similar are developed, so there is a hole every of pesticides coming common use initially in military settings, but then after the war and forestry, agriculture, residential, things used in hospitals, commercial buildings and homes and lots and lots of different products. one of the problems for spraying poison from airplanes as it's really hard to control where it goes and yet this was done extensively. these are all classic. i grew up in florida where there was encephalitis as an epidemic that corrupted because the mosquitoes transmit brain disease. tracks like this have come from a neighborhood of limited my brothers and i would get his teeth into that mark as they possibly could because it was really fun. again, it was everywhere, thought to be harmless to people. although, i should say that carson's entries in ddt was based on evidence that it is not entirely safe. agai
and goes back to italy so now she is desperate. all these entitlement programs. little peg is now this widow living basically in poverty. when she dies, she is buried in the uppity cemetery because she is the wife of the eaton and one of the obituaries, the women tend -- women of washington is hated her. the obituary said while the women of washington may have hated her when chu is live, she is now our neighbor forever. lemmie do one more story and then we will take some questions. george washington arguably one of the greatest if not the greatest americans ever. who else among the founders and framers could have taken a ragtag band of poorly educated farmers and blacksmitblacksmit h and defeated the world's greatest military? not ben franklin, nagy james madison, only george. part of the reason why his story focuses on his marriage and affairs was because somehow to suggest washington was not a self eight-man would be seen as diminishing him and doesn't everybody claim to be a self-made man? is a matter of fact a lot of them are mother made men, mistress made men or women made
the u.s. army sprayed ddt in a million civilians in naples, italy and halted a typhus outbreak in the city. through the 1940s in the 1950s and into the early 1960s, ddt goes everywhere and acid jazz, other insect decide chemically similar insecticide that develops another is the whole red pesticides in common use. initially a military setting, but then after the war and forestry, aquaculture, residential. these things are used in hospitals, commercial buildings and lots of different projects. one of the problems are spreading poison from airplanes as it's really hard to control where it goes and yet the system extensively. these are all classics. i grew up in florida preservice encephalitis, an epidemic against a brain disease and tracks like this that come through my neighborhood than i did my brothers and i would run out and get his teeth into the murky as we possibly could because it was really fun. i can, it is everywhere, thought to be harmless to people. although i should say that person's interest in ddt was based on evidence that it is not entirely safe. fish and wildli
was equally inspired by my grandfather's in world war ii, when in the one in the pacific and one in italy. they cast a huge shadow, the greatest generation, and then all the veterans and "in the shadow of greatness" for any of us who provides to service academy or join the military, we were doing that because we were inspired to do that. we fell in love with america and it's an early age and we wanted to do something. one of the difficult things is growing up in the '90s, is that we had generation x in the millennials on the horizon. we have this kind of bad five. we had to climb out from under the shadow of greatness. and so, we at the naval academy aspire to do great things. aspiring to do great things and sustain the greatness of america. and so it gets me a little fired up when you talk about american exceptionalism because i look around at my classmates who wrote this book and achieve these things are going america is exceptional. and my kids are exceptional. i have got four of them here. so, we wanted to write a book that was called the next greatest generation which some people are
it. [laughter]whoto that happened. one married john in a dream wedding in italy. the pictures so beautiful the company that aringed it had thes on the website.anged it she has two children. she thinks she's in a great marriage, and then on facebook,w she stumbles across a picture or heria then husband dressed as a prince at disney world marrying a princess.ed a you know, he was committing bigamy, and he was not even a mormon. number three, if you are a soldier, don't disclose on facebook where you will benu bombing the next day.cebook wheu [laughter]xt when israeli soldiers gained the right to use social networks, there was a big campaign ininede dsrael, and every base hadnetwkn posters with enemy of the state, the iranian president, the syria president, the leader ofha ene hezbollah, and imt said, "not everybody is your friend." i' okay? the lure of facebook, and its sen trailty is great ntrality tos . when israeli soldiers were deployed to the west bank to capture militants suspected of planning attacks on israel, one soldier actually posted on facebook that on wednesday we cle
in a wheelchair. on april 14, 1969, the same date he was injured in the hills of italy 24 years earlier, he made his maiden speech on the topic of americans with disabilities. in every legislative initiative since then, bob dole has been a leader on behalf of people with disabilities. bills like the rehabilitation act of 1973, the individuals with disabilities education act, idea, the developmental disabilities act and the americans with disabilities act. he was responsible for including people with disabilities in the telecommunications act of 1996, and for ensuring that people with disabilities are part of the state department's annual report on human rights around the world. after leaving this chamber, bob dole prompted the congress to pass the ticket to work and work incentives act of 1999, breakthrough legislation on health care and employment for people with disabilities. this past year, he has been instrumental in working with the administration and congress to ensure bipartisan support for the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities to reflect american leadership and values
to the private sector which is, i think, something we should look at. and, actually, italy has moved forward in the an expedited fashion open to private contractor ferrari which is now providing -- it's not planned -- they're now providing competing service to the public sector in italy. so we can look at some things that may be successful in other countries and try to pick the very best options. but have you on the record today supporting both the financing of the construction -- >> totally. >> i'm pleased to hear that. let me yield now if i may to ms. richardson. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i can only take my colleague, mr. denham, at his word. when we went to the central valley and he echoed the same today that one of the road blocks that's been for him has been the lack of kind of knowing the details as a colleague. and so the conversation you just went through with from lahood, how soon could we expect to get an update on who those private company -- who these private companies are that are able to invest, how much are they willing to invest, and how soon is this going to come together?
this not possible. in italy the reason they one week ago, they selected 24 people but obviously the way they do it whoever is part of the revolution and every part of society. they have the man right now with the new revolution of the body. so the can reckitt-- of they will escort. >> does the military have legitimacy? >> of course. >> in the mind and i is hot of those doing work on the ground at least in tote read recently doing relief work for bre-x broke they have the legitimacy. however one of my main objectives, i thought they all respected the work of the council. they saw it as providing a service. they wanted the council to lead the transition. legitimacy by the way they feel from the ground is how you would normally think. there is overwhelming issues. with cooking skills is the primary. if you can have cooking gas the new game legitimacy. but year history. to be under the impression nobody should think they were underground so long in fact, many have organize protest, relief work, functioning committee committee, it is a further stage of the organization taking place. so for those who
country fully fully, over in italy, and losing an arm, such a hero, storming several german machine gunner nests, and so brave because he was an american, he was fighting for his country. some may have mentioned or some might in the future mention danny's statement to many of us that went to a prayer breakfast a few months ago. dan didn't ever go to any prayer breakfasts. but he went to one and he wanted to explain why he did something. and it was one of the more touching moments in my memory here is when danny went through a bit of his life, explaining how he was in hawaii, in a foster home, orphanage, something similar to that and a bishop would come by monthly with each of the young children and say what can i do for you, young lady, young man and deap right away said i want a home. he explained how he went to live in the bishop's home raised by nuns and that went a long way to help danny appreciate and understand decency, working together in community, and it metropolitan a lot to him. and later then pearl harbor and he wanted to sign up and serve. but when he explained all this to us,
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their verdict? and the answer is this. the latest 10 year bond rate for italy is 4.5%, france 2%, just over in fact, and the british bonds are only 1.8%. it's the markets the count and not the party that caused the problem in the first place. [shouting] >> my honorable friend reminds us that we do get a daily verdict on the credibility of our economic policy from bond investors and we're borrowing money more deeply than anyone has done my job before us. there's a real benefit for taxpayers and members of the public in that. we have saved 33 billion pounds in debt interest that we are forecast to have to pay in 2010, and as i said in my statement that is more than the entire defense budget. >> dennis skinner. >> [inaudible] just like on previous occasions like in 2010, when he made his first statement, when it was stripped bare it was a totally different story. then in 2010 he promised -- [inaudible], and here we are two and a half years later, call the national health service. [inaudible] never changes. now, instead of being -- [inaudible] now as chancellor of the exchequer he wrecks the ec
and italy? >> austerity, yes. the definition of how much. but there's no way you can deal with that problem without a substantial degree of austerity in cases where they have excesses and bubbles and various parts of the economy and deficiencies. you can't sustainably bail them out without basically quid pro quo. on the other hand, let me say you can expect them to maintain austerity and less they're going to get -- that there will be some action. or within a definite period. and this is where kind of the rubber meets the road. everybody i think understands that, let's not call austerity, but you need very discipline policy by the borrower. unity willingness to lend on a part of the creditors. accreditors don't quite trust the borrower's. the borrowers don't quite trust the creditors that they will provide the money. so they don't do this on a grand scale. they do it, comes to kind of a, they differ too much. say, we'll go in for another three months. then a few months later they come to another block in the road, although more discipline, a little more money. the central bank is, european
in the history of the united states' military. that says it all. after being gravely wounded in italy, senator's arm of amputated, spent 21 months recooperating from the wounds in an army hospital in michigan. during that, he met a lifetime friend, future majority leader bob dole, another young gi who had been also wounded in the european theater. senator dole told senator inouye he planned to go to law school and eventually serve in congress. dan inouye was elected to congress in 1959 as hawaii's first congressman. bob dole was elected to congress a year later. senator inouye always joked, i went with the dole plan, and i beat him. three years later, dan inouye was elected to the senate being a soft powerful voice for the people of hawaii ever since. although senator inouye was an unabashedded progressive democrat, he always put his country first and his party second. dan was a vibrant and vital presence in the senate, and in death, he'll remain a legend. his last words on earth, aloha, and it is with a heavy heart that i, we, bid aloha, good-bye, to a friend of the senate, daniel ken inouye.
mind is so fully and exquiz italy -- exquisitely realize except through a piece of literary fiction? desire, loneliness, the hobbled search for justice and for just one thing that is lucky or fair, these are some of the timeless themes literature has explored from the beginning, and this year is no exception. the finalists are junot diaz, this is how you lose her. [cheers and applause] finish -- published by riverhead books, an imprint of pepping win group -- penguin group with, usa. dave egger, a hologram for the king -- [applause] published by mcsweeny's books. louise erdrich, the round house, published by harper, an imprint of harpercollins. [applause] ben fountain, billy lynn's long -- [inaudible] [applause] published by echo press, an imprint of harpercollins. kevin powers, the yellow bird. published by little brown. [applause] the 2012 national book award for fiction dose -- goes to "the round house", by louise erdrich. [applause] ♪ ♪ hey, baby, where are you is? [laughter] [applause] [laughter] >> wow. hello, my relatives. [speaking in native tongue] national book foundat
been working since he was 10 years old in naples italy. --turning 75 any >>guest: he has been making custom suits for men for 50 years now. the quality was very important to me because my father was a judge and came in and wanted to touch everything and see how everything was stitched and sewn because he wanted to make was making quality products. >>host: you launched in september and i remember the anticipation. i up in new york with diana and we were looking for to this line launching. the price does not reflect in terms of the quality and the fit. you will with one purchase and in your collection has begun. nd wear now and as you said you will wear it every season afterwards. >>guest: absolutely think you will wear to a holiday dinner or christmas or a office and this is guerin spring as well with the pair of jeans. -- spring as well with the pair of jeans. >>guest:to make clothing that looks fresh and on trend but is it if the piece is trendy i am going to tell you to go to the mall and buy it for 12 bucks and throw it away after the season because it is not a point of the goo
that is remarkable about the life of dan inouye. the story of his service on the battlefields of italy, --, is indeed remarkable, the physical courage that he displayed in winning the medal of honor is alone enough to earn the title hero. but rising above his physical courage and the guts that he showed is the moral courage that it took for dan inouye and his fellow japanese americans to even set foot on that battlefield. what is it that spurs some of our countrymen to offer their lives in defense of a country that shuns them? where does that love of country come from? and how can we impart some of it to those who too often take this country for granted? it would be a wonderful tribute to dan inouye to seek out ways to encourage such service by future generations. dan inouye's work did not end when he took office -- off his soldier's union you uniform. in many ways, it was just beginning. forced by the loss of his arm to give up dreams of a medical career, he entered politics. his was one of the most remarkable careers of public service that our country has ever seen. we will miss dan inouye so much
day that he was injured, in the hills of italy, 24 years ago, bob dole has been a leader on behalf of people with disabilities. bills like the rehabilitation act of 1973 and the individuals with disabilities education act, the developmental disabilities act and the americans with disabilities act. he was responsible for including people with disabilities in the telecommunications act of 1996. ensuring that people with disabilities are part of the state department's annual report on human rights around the world. after leaving the chamber, bob dole worked on incentives act of 1999, breakthrough legislation on health care and employment for people with disabilities. this past year, he has been instrumental in working with the administration and congress to ensure bipartisan support in convention on the rights of persons with disabilities to reflect american leadership and values in safeguarding the rights of every individual in the world. >> senator? >> mr. president, i ask for an additional three minutes be added onto the time of the vote. >> without objection. >> is that agreeable
, the latest 10 year bond rate for italy is 4.5% from 2% and the british bonds are only 1.8%. it's the markets account and not the parties that are the problem in the first place. >> put my honorable friend remind us that we do get a daily verdict on the credibility of our economic policy for bond investors borrowing money more cheaply than anyone before us. there's a real benefit for taxpayers and members of the public. we have to say 33 billion pounds in debt interest-free forecast have to pay in 2010. that is more than the entire defense budget. >> when the curators say down on the statement, just like on previous occasions like in 2010, when he made his first state to, it was a totally different story. then in 2010, the promised the deficits and here we are two and half years later and called the national health service. now instead of being a bully that breaks the whole room, now is chancellor the exchequer, it wrecks the economy. >> i'm not sure that warrants a proper reply. [shouting] >> mary mcleod. >> thank you, mr. speaker. 1.2 million jobs created in the private sector. my constitue
sector, which is something we should look at and actually italy has moved forward an expedited fashion open to private contract to now providing computing service to the public site are your so we can look at some things that may be successful in other countries in other countries. i have you on the record today with the financing operation. i'm pleased to hear that. let me yield to find a good >> thank you, mr. chairman. i can only take my colleague, mr. donald, at his word. he echoed the same today that one of the rope locks has been the lack of knowing the details. so the conversation you just went through with mr. lahood, how soon could we expect to get an update on who these private companies are? how much are they willing to an as and how soon is the senate going to come together? i heard mr. donovan say the same concern for a year now. when you anticipate to be prepared to work with you to present a package of how he might get the private investment quite >> look, i'm not going to speak for the governor, but what i am going to save this will be happy to provide to companies in c
of the communications act, it expleasant italy prohibits the fcc from basing the auction rules predominately on the revenue generated. during the bipartisan negotiations on the bill comprise was reached to allow unlicensed services to operate in guard bands that could be created as a part of the band plan which would not be auctioned. the cbo looked atm proposal became law concluded that the guard band concept does not decrees the revenue. so i don't know where all of this is coming from. the hearing today is keeping the new broadband spectrum law on track. i want to start with the chairman, mr. chairman, the commission i know is currently, this is a little off to something else, i'm still very curious. i think it's important that commission is currently undergoing a review of the media ownership rule no agreement has been reached within the agency. i would like to know what is being done to respond to the circuit instructions to address ownership and the viewpoint of diversity. -- it's something we care about deeply and focus on. we have overhauled our data collection on broadcast ownershi
disabled. his actions on 21, april, 1945, in italy were a towering example of strength, of stamina, courage and determination. for which he received one of the 21 medals of honor awarded to go for broke soldiers. dan inouye and other veterans returned from war having achieved something monumental, something, as we say, larger than themselves. and they sensed they had earned the right to take larger roles in their communities. they also came home tolerant of views and politics different than their own, a sentiment born of the intolerance they had experienced after pearl harbor but more keenly felt after the horrors they witnessed in liberating dakow. and they understood the importance of good citizenship, of fair play, hard work, of respect for others and for other flag. for our flag. i had relatives who, like dan inouye, served in these storied units. characteristic of them all was rarely if ever speaking about what they had done in the war. and from them my generation learned to find virtue and humility and a nobility of hard work and the value of family and the can confidence that we -- a
a right hand at that point. he'd left it knitly, fighting for -- he'd left it in italy, fighting for this country. he broke barriers large and small throughout his life. but one of the things i loved about him was i saw that relationship with ted stevens. i still remember their desks were right across the aisle from one another. i remember them working and working and working together an owl kinds of legislation -- on all kinds of legislation. and they were brothers. and, you know, their love and friendship transcended partisan divide certainly, but also really they were totally for the national interest. and i think they set a great example for all of us, how we can work together. they didn't always agree. if you look at their voting record, they voted opposite each other a lot of times, but they worked together and they had an exemplary relationship that i think we can all follow. mr. president, i just want to say one or two more words. then i know i have other colleagues here that want to speak. we had senator inouye come to the senate prayer breakfast a few months ago. for th
on 21 april 1945 content so, italy with a retired example of strength, stamina, courage and determination. for which he received one of the 21 idols of honor awarded to soldiers. dan inouye another veterans return to war, having achieved something monumental, something as we say larger than themselves. and they sensed they had earned the right to take larger roles in their communities. they also came tolerant of these in politics different than their own, a sentiment born at the intolerance they had experienced after pearl harbor, but more keenly felt after the horrors they would just do liberating dachau and they understood the importance of good citizenship, of fair play, hard work, of respect for others and for our flag. i have relatives who like dan inouye served in these units, characteristic of the mall was rarely if ever speaking about what they had done in the war. and from then, my generation learned to find virtue in humility and ability of hard work and the value of family and the confidence that we in america could achieve anything. they taught us to hope and
, in the hill country of italy in a moment of such personal sacrifice and remarkable bravery as to humble any who hear its details. in his service over decades after that moment, he proved what he showed forth on that battlefield -- that danny inouye believed in america even before america believed in him. that even in a moment of such immense injustice in this country, this man's great heart, his aloha spirit, his embrace of the american dream, even in the moment when it was made most bitterly unreal, to thousands of people across this country of japanese ancestry, he led us forward, he pulled us into the greatness that is meant for this country. so the star of senator inouye may have dimmed in this chamber, this chamber that is surrounded in its border by stars, but, mr. president, as i share with you the daily honor of presiding over this chamber, i will in the days and months and years ahead looking to our flag remember that this senator, who represented the 50th state, the state of hawaii, from its very first moment of joining the flags -- joining the stars on our flag in statehood, he s
fortifications in northern italy. the valor, courage, selflessness and determination that he displayed during the battle are the stuff of legend. and this would later earn him the congressional medal of honor. during this attack, he sustained serious permanent injuries that served as a constant reminder of his sacrifice for our country. senator inouye began his political career as a member of a wise territorial house of representatives -- as a member of hawaii's territorial house of representatives in 1954. almost immediately his colleagues tapped him as the majority leader of that body. his tremendous leadership ability was already apparent then. he then ascended to the territorial senate in 1958 and became hawaii's first u.s. congressman with the tkpwrafpbgt statehood in 19 -- granting of statehood in 1959. three years later he became a member of the u.s. senate elected a staggering nine consecutive terms, continuing to serve until his death this week. i believe his effectiveness as a senator and his devotion to his state that no challenger ever mounted a serious threat for his seat. throug
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